Lions Win Again in Utah

Cristobal Rivera won his eighth straight singles match to clinch the team win for LMU.

March 29, 2014


Ogden, Utah - The LMU men's tennis team won its second match in as many days when they defeated Weber St. 5-2 on the road Saturday. After beating BYU 5-2 on Friday, today's victory brings the Lions' record to 12-6 overall this season.

The doubles round was all LMU with the Lions winning on all three courts. On Court 1, LMU's top pairing of Sebastian Bustamante and Todd Volmari continued their stellar play with an 8-5 win. The victory brings them to a team-best 12-2 record for doubles, with every match played on the top court. Then on Court 2, the senior/freshman combination of Daniel Simko and Luke Bohuslav defeated their opponents 8-3 to clinch the doubles point for the Lions. And to finish out the round, LMU's David Doehring and Cristobal Rivera won 8-6 on Court 3 to complete the sweep in doubles. Doehring and Rivera are now 7-1 since pairing up early in the season.

In singles play, it was no surprise to see Court 2 finish first, where Todd Volmari was playing for the Lions. Volmari defeated his opponent 6-1, 6-3 and improved his singles record to 11-3. Volmari has been putting his opponents away quickly all season long. Next to finish was Court 3, where Sebastian Bustamante extended the Lions' team lead with a 6-2, 6-4 win. With the win, Bustamante also improves to 11-3, the same impressive singles record as his partner in doubles. With the Lions up 3-0 as a team, Weber St. stole the match on Court 5 to bring the team score to 3-1. With the match on the line, it would be Cristobal Rivera to clinch for the Lions when he put his opponent away 6-3, 6-4. With his win, Rivera extends his singles winning streak to eight matches and now has a team-high twelve singles wins with a perfect 9-0 record in the fourth spot in the lineup. The two courts remaining would be played out with each going to a 10-point third set tiebreaker. Weber St.'s top singles player edged out Doehring on Court 1 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 to give Weber St. a second point. On the sixth court, LMU would get a fifth point thanks to Daniel Simko, who would barely squeeze out a win 7-6, 6-7, 10-2.



The Lions will return home for next weekend's matches when they host Gonzaga on Saturday and Portland on Sunday.

Singles Competition
1. FOUGHT, Todd (WSU) def. David Doehring (LMU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
2. Todd Volmari (LMU) def. GOOD, Oliver (WSU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Sebastian Bustamante (LMU) def. POITENA, Caio (WSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Cristobal Rivera (LMU) def. BARLOW, Landon (WSU) 6-3, 6-4
5. GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) def. Luke Bohuslav (LMU) 7-5, 6-1
6. Daniel Simko (LMU) def. GARNER, Ryan (WSU) 7-6, 6-7, 1-0 (10-2)

Doubles competition
1. Sebastian Bustamante/Todd Volmari (LMU) def. GOOD, Oliver/GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) 8-5
2. Luke Bohuslav/Daniel Simko (LMU) def. FOUGHT, Todd/GEWERT, Jakub (WSU) 8-3
3. David Doehring/Cristobal Rivera (LMU) def. POITENA, Caio/BARLOW, Landon (WSU) 8-6


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